Training Videos

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2023 Cal-IPC Symposium Videos
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Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Weeds  Videos from a workshop.

Prevention Best Management Practices  DVD based on our Best Management Practices manuals, covering movement, disturbance, planning and awareness for land managers and utility/transportation corridor managers.

Come Clean Leave Clean Created in collaboration with Hip Hop for Change and Oakland Civicorps, this 3 minute music video is a fun reminder to prevent weed spread.

Don’t spoil the soil! Soil-borne pathogen prevention for everyone Created in collaboration with the East Bay Regional Park District Stewardship department and University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources, this 20 minute video focuses on the impacts of soil Phytophthora in wildlands, especially within East Bay natural areas, and how site hygiene can prevent these devastating pathogens from entering new environments.

National Park Service Training

These videos were made possible by the expert knowledge generously provided by Cal-IPC instructors and supporters. Funding was provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The equipment for filming was provided by the National Park Service’s California Exotic Plant Management Team and the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center.

Mechanical Control Tools

Ken Moore demonstrates how to sharpen a scythe.

Ken Moore demonstrates how to sharpen a scythe.

Ken Moore, Wildlands Restoration Team, shares some of his tools and tricks for manually controlling invasive plants.

Non-Chemical Weed Control

In 2020 and 2021, Cal-IPC hosted a series of trainings for Non-Chemical Weed Control, funded by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation Alliance Grant Program. For virtual trainings, we recorded short video segments to demonstrate techniques. Workshops were based on research collected for the 291-page manual on BMPs for Non-Chemical Weed Control.

Herbicide Control Methods

Prior to the 2009 Cal-IPC Symposium, Cal-IPC hosted a Wildland Weed Field Course titled Herbicide Control Methods. Cal-IPC partnered with the National Park Service’s California Exotic Plant Management Team and the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center to film this training and make it available on-line. The following videos are presented in the order that they were instructed throughout the day.

Joe DiTomaso discusses herbicide application methods.

Joe DiTomaso discusses herbicide application methods.

Bay Area Land Stewardship Training for Volunteers

  • Online Training Session – Training session for volunteers in invasive plant management. Topics include: invasive plant biology, control methods, restoration strategies, and weeds around the Bay Area. (2 hrs.)

Stinkwort Workshop

  • Hybrid Workshop – On February 15, 2024, a diverse group of nearly 130 participants met in San Jose, CA and online for a hybrid workshop dedicated to stinkwort. The goals of the workshop were to disseminate information on stinkwort biology, control, and monitoring techniques while fostering dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders. (11 videos, total of 3.5 hrs.)


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